Southwestern Regional Football Association

The Regional Football Association South West (German: Fussball-Regional-Verband Südwest), the FRVS, is one of five regional organisations of the German Football Association, the DFB, and covers the states of Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.[1]

Regional Football Association South West
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Formation3 August 1950
TypeFootball association
HeadquartersVillastraße 63A
514,692 (2017)
Hans-Dieter Drewitz
Parent organization
German Football Association


DFB, its five regional and 21 state associations

The association was formed on 3 August 1950 as the Fußball-Verband Rheinland-Pfalz when the South West German Football Association left the Southern German Football Association in mutual consent over a dispute over whether the Oberliga should be played in one or two regional divisions.[2] It was renamed on 11 July 1956 to Fußball-Verband Rheinland-Pfalz-Saar before receiving its current name on 12 July 1958.[3]

The FRVS is in turn subdivided into the Rhineland Football Association, South West German Football Association and the Saarland Football Association.[1]

Fourth-tier clubs in the region play at the Regionalliga Südwest, whereas fifth-tier clubs play in the Oberliga Rheinland-Pfalz/Saar.

In 2017, the FRVS had 514,692 members, 2,455 member clubs and 11,496 teams playing in its league system.[4]


  1. ^ a b Regional Associations DFB website - Map and details of the regional associations, accessed: 6 April 2015
  2. ^ 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fussball-Verband, p. 19
  3. ^ FRVS website (in German) accessed: 6 April 2015
  4. ^ "Mitglieder-Statistik 2017" (PDF) (in German). Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 30 March 2018.


  • 100 Jahre Süddeutscher Fussball-Verband - SFV, (in German) publisher: Vindelica Verlag, published: 1996

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